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December 15, 2019, 10:54:48 PM
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Hello.
I am buying a new smartphone these days.
Which one do you think is better for privacy?
I prefer Android os. I know it is a contra sense somehow,  I am open to suggestions (but apple , I don't use their products)

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December 16, 2019, 12:30:09 AM
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You may not use Apple, but this doesn’t mean you can’t start using it now. Cheesy

I was a Android fag once, but I’m full on Apple’s ecosystem now. And I really like it.

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December 16, 2019, 12:58:17 AM
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but apple , I don't use their products
I don't use Apple's products too because they are expensive (compares to my funds) but the fact is their products have good life-span.
Maybe you have different reasons but I don't like Apple because I want to use products with open-ecosystem.

For Android Os smartphones, if I have to choose between companies out there, I would like to choose Samsung. That is always risky to use smartphones from China, Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, etc. Another choice is Sony but the truth is Sony has nearly been fallen behind in the smartphone industry. Generally, I would prefer to use products from Japanese and South Korea, if not the USA. because they are reliable.

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December 16, 2019, 03:21:12 AM
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Hello, active Reddit r/privacy dude here.

Your best bet(in my opinion at least) would be to look for a phone, preferably a Pixel or an older Nexus device, that has good support for custom ROMs(check xda-developers). As if you really want decent privacy, you're going to need to install a custom ROM like CopperheadOS or LineageOS, which are far better privacy-wise. Not sure if you want to go this far, but yea.

Note: rooting and unlocking the bootloader of your Android phone can cause you security problems though. So I suggest doing a lot of research first before going on with this if you choose to go this path. Also, depending on what phone model you're using, certain custom ROMs can be unstable and have some hiccups here and there. So again, do your due diligence.

If you're not willing to spend some time into doing some tinkering though, probably an iPhone. As far as I know an iPhone is still better than stock(and untinkered) Android privacy wise.

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December 16, 2019, 03:28:52 AM
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I was a Android fag once, but I’m full on Apple’s ecosystem now. And I really like it.

I am not an Android fag or even a fan, I just need an open ecosystem.apple doesn't even have a proper USB cable, no deal for me.
If they charged half the price I could consider, but not 5x the price.

I don't use Apple's products too because they are expensive (compares to my funds) but the fact is their products have good life-span.
Maybe you have different reasons but I don't like Apple because I want to use products with open-ecosystem.

For Android Os smartphones, if I have to choose between companies out there, I would like to choose Samsung. That is always risky to use smartphones from China, Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, etc. Another choice is Sony but the truth is Sony has nearly been fallen behind in the smartphone industry. Generally, I would prefer to use products from Japanese and South Korea, if not the USA. because they are reliable.

Their life span is bad as well. My last one, which I am using now, is a Motorola g4 from 2015. Apple customers change their phones every year or so.

I am not using or even considering Chinese phones. I know the price is better, However I prefer to give my data to Google than to Chinese because there are still some laws in the us to protect privacy , but none in China.

Hello, active Reddit r/privacy dude here.

Your best bet(in my opinion at least) would be to look for a phone, preferably a Pixel or an older Nexus device, that has good support for custom ROMs(check xda-developers). As if you really want decent privacy, you're going to need to install a custom ROM like CopperheadOS or LineageOS, which are far better privacy-wise. Not sure if you want to go this far, but yea.

Note: rooting and unlocking the bootloader of your Android phone can cause you security problems though. So I suggest doing a lot of research first before going on with this if you choose to go this path. Also, depending on what phone model you're using, certain custom ROMs can be unstable and have some hiccups here and there. So again, do your due diligence.

If you're not willing to spend some time into doing some tinkering though, probably an iPhone. As far as I know an iPhone is still better than stock(and untinkered) Android privacy wise.

The problem with iPhone is that is does almost everything I need much worse. Can't connect to anything, price is absurd, reduced life span, software incompatibly after few years and so on
Rooting device is not in my options as well, as I think security>privacy.

I can see we are still lacking any option for privacy when it comes to smartphones....

I will probably get another Motorola or Samsung

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December 16, 2019, 03:54:54 AM
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The problem with iPhone is that is does almost everything I need much worse. Can't connect to anything, price is absurd, reduced life span, software incompatibly after few years and so on
Rooting device is not in my options as well, as I think security>privacy.

I can see we are still lacking any option for privacy when it comes to smartphones....

I will probably get another Motorola or Samsung

If you really want really great privacy, probably an old  90s Nokia phone. Which is something obviously you don't want.

As for rooting, that's true. Rooting can definitely make you a lot more vulnerable. But this completely depends on the user. But in general, yea it's definitely more risky security wise. Yeap, unfortunately there are compromises for everything.  Undecided

Best of luck in deciding. You just gotta decide on which aspects you can sacrifice for better privacy.

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December 16, 2019, 05:14:36 AM
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From security perspective, apple devices are comparatively safer than others.

However, if you decide to settle for android — make sure to choose stock android, custom skins are prone to privacy flaws, make sure model you are buying has guaranteed next few years of updates or at least security updates. Avoid Chinese brands, they have been accused of backdoors on many occasions. Avoid rooting your phone.

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December 16, 2019, 09:32:35 AM
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I will probably get another Motorola or Samsung

You may want to avoid Motorola if you're going for privacy. It's owned by Lenovo, a Chinese company, which may be compelled by the CCP to hand over user data by law.

It's true that we don't have a lot of options with the Android/iOS duopoly, but Apple is probably the lesser of two evils privacy-wise. I would also argue that they have longer lifespans, considering they update their devices for up to five years unlike Android OEMs, most of which only update for two. They have competitive battery life now too, contrary to their past reputation. I don't even think they're necessarily overpriced anymore, with the iPhone 11 being even cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S10. You should probably give them a second look, and that's coming from someone who has primarily used Samsung phones for the past 6 years or so.

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December 16, 2019, 09:42:37 AM
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There will be first blockchain phone released in 2020. Maybe changing your "new mobile, that you are buying these days" to this Function X will be a good future option? Right now there is a pre-order period.

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As if you really want decent privacy, you're going to need to install a custom ROM like CopperheadOS or LineageOS
Correction: CopperheadOS is no longer open source, and was taken over by a third party who are attempting to exploit its users and monetize it. It was forked in to GrapheneOS, which is the original product and still open-source. Available here: https://github.com/GrapheneOS and https://grapheneos.org/. I'd also add Ubuntu Touch to the list as a potential OS to consider.

Regardless of which phone you choose, I'd look in to downloading and using both Orbot and NetGuard. Orbot lets you choose which apps to route through the Tor network (or all your traffic, if you desire), while NetGuard lets you individually block apps from accessing the internet at all, preventing them from "phoning home" or tracking you.

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December 16, 2019, 11:18:57 AM
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I don't even think they're necessarily overpriced anymore, with the iPhone 11 being even cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S10. You should probably give them a second look, and that's coming from someone who has primarily used Samsung phones for the past 6 years or so.

Samsung SX models are overpriced as well, but they have products with better costxbenefit. However, I will try to avoid Samsung (because of its price, as I don't like to pay for a brand) and Motorola because they are owned by chinese.

The problem with apple is the incompatibility and the price (which is 2-3x the price comparing the same hardware with other brands). The incompatibility is also a no deal for me, no USD, not even a headphone connection...  I need compatible devices and gadgets.

Edit: I  was thinking about an Asus (about 250 usd), but Samsung S9 is relatively cheap in brazil (about 370 usd).
An Iphone 11 is about 1100usd LOL.

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December 16, 2019, 01:18:01 PM
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I am buying a new smartphone these days.
Which one do you think is better for privacy?
I prefer Android os.

Well, with Android, whether you like it or not, Google will be forcing you give up some privacy. And in time it may be more than only Google (Facebook and Dropbox may be another examples).
And I think that Apple phones are not really better privacy-wise.

Rooting device is not in my options as well, as I think security>privacy.

Then maybe using your laptop for sensitive info would be the way.
Smartphones just give too many opportunities to the "curious" ones.
And with your phone's tethering you can allow your laptop go online basically anywhere you want.

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December 16, 2019, 01:53:26 PM
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So you want a cheap smartphone on which privacy is at a high level, and you also discard any such device manufactured in China? You have to know that it pretty much narrows your choice and that privacy is something that you will have a hard time getting with your smartphone. These devices are actually little spy boxes, and you can only choose the lesser evil, or whether you prefer to be spied on by Chinese, American, or some other country.

Apple manufactures its devices in China, and Samsung is just recently close his factories there although they now claim to continue manufacturing in that country. China is main player in this business, and it is almost impossible to produce a competitively priced smartphone if they do not participate in it.

I can only say that I bought the Huawei P30 a few months ago and that it is a premium phone which has superior design, excellent performance and in my opinion a great user experience. Of course, that comes with the price which is now some 550-600 EUR in Europe.

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December 16, 2019, 06:25:36 PM
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How about linux-based (not Android) smartphone such as Librem 5 & Pinephone. It's not much different from using Android OS without any google application since most application won't work without Google Play Service.

But it's somehow expensive and the hardware specification is outdated though.

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December 16, 2019, 09:00:45 PM
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Good question. As far as I know, there is no really good privacy focused phone
Personally, I'm Android fan, so I will suggest to buy device with this OS. I really don't know in what aspects Apple is better in terms of privacy.
So, I suggest to look at Android One devices. It comes with stock Android and almost no bloatware pre-installed. Now in market you can find Nokia, some Xiaomi, Motorola and LG models with Android One.
Huawei makes really good phones, but I doubt they are good at privacy. And in general, there is no really good option if you're looking for privacy. Offcourse, you always can buy legendary Nokia 3310, it not only gives privacy, but it's also dangerous gun Cheesy
So, now seriously, best thing what you can do now - buy Android phone and use some apps which can help to improve privacy.
How about linux-based (not Android) smartphone such as Librem 5 & Pinephone. It's not much different from using Android OS without any google application since most application won't work without Google Play Service.

But it's somehow expensive and the hardware specification is outdated though.
Yeah, phone with such hardware and characteristics doesn't looks like good investment. And I think that phone without Google services may be not very convenient to use daily. But you have to choose in this case - privacy or convenience.




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December 16, 2019, 10:15:36 PM
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iOS is not good in terms of privacy in my opinion. I would advise you to go for an Android. Get a Xiaiomi, it has a lot of features including guest mode. Guest mode is just like running two different devices on one device.


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December 17, 2019, 01:03:44 AM
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Hello.
I am buying a new smartphone these days.
Which one do you think is better for privacy?
I prefer Android os. I know it is a contra sense somehow,  I am open to suggestions (but apple , I don't use their products)

I doubt you can buy any real privacy oriented smartphone,
but you can customize it and install F-droid, to prevent google recording everything.

Latest Samsung also have integrated blockchain wallet, so that would be my selection.

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December 17, 2019, 01:24:19 AM
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At the end, I decided to buy a Samsung a30 model. Very good cost benefit in my country.

I think it is better to be spied by Google and Samsung than spied by Chinese lol

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December 17, 2019, 01:33:29 AM
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I'm an Apple guy myself. I don't know what some users are saying that it's not private but what I know is that the personal information that is gathered on the phone is going not going to be used depending on what you are doing if everything is legal, I think you have nothing to worry about [1]. The optimization of applications is what I like about Apple, and even after a few years, it still supported. They support up to 4 years of the models, so you don't have to worry about software incompatibility (supports iPhone 6s with the latest version of iOS)

Anyways, I don't think you would buy an Apple anyway, so there's no point of convincing. I want to share what I think about it.

If I have to pick, I'll choose Pixel (if Apple is not included), but on this list that I searched for, Blackberry is #1. Maybe it's worth checking out. [2]



A30 is a good model too, not bad for the price also. I don't think the depreciation rate of the phone would be reasonable, unlike the flagship phones.


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December 17, 2019, 02:09:36 AM
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Between android and apple, I pretty much like android a very user-friendly smartphone and cheap but Apple devices are more secure but quite expensive.
why not have both if you can afford, there is an android app that is not available on apple and vice versa,  have an apple for your important sensitive files and android for compatibility with others and gaming stuff.

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